Bob Holden

Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Southwest Liam La Guerre 2/11/2014 at 4:47PM

One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]

St. Saviour’s needs new storage space
St. Saviour’s needs new storage space
News Billy Rennison 4/12/2012 at 3:04PM

A historic Maspeth church needs salvation to avoid damnation. St. Saviour’s has been warehoused for the past few years by Galasso Trucking, which donated space and trailers when the 165-year-old church, which had been deconstructed, needed to be stored. The Maspeth trucking company now needs the space back. “They’ve been great, more than great,” said [...]

Bill would alleviate train troubles for Middle Village residents
Bill would alleviate train troubles for Middle Village residents
News Billy Rennison 4/11/2012 at 12:25PM

A congressional hopeful has joined the fight of residents who continue to rail against trains they say are disrupting their lives. The Fresh Pond freight rail lines, operated by New York & Atlantic Railroad in Middle Village and Glendale, have long bothered residents that live adjacent to the tracks — especially those along 69th Place [...]

Deal to halt train noise, pollution in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2011 at 5:05PM

Local leaders and politicians have moved a noisy and odorous train hookup further from Middle Village houses, though community concerns remain. Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley were able to successfully negotiate terms with CSX Freight and NY & Atlantic Railroad to move the trains further from residential [...]